Amazon MMO New World has been delayed by a month, and will now be releasing on September 28, 2021.
The game’s official Twitter account broke the news to fans and thanked them for a very successful closed beta, which wrapped up last weekend. “The passion and enthusiasm you’ve shown for New World validates the work we’ve put in over the past year, improving the game based on your feedback.”
“Along the way, you’ve also give us a ton of feedback that we’ll use to make New World even better. We want New World’s launch to be a smooth and fun experience for all players, and that means making some improvements based on what you encountered during Closed Beta. So we’re going to take a few extra weeks to smash bugs, improve stability, and polish the game.”
The statement concluded: “This was not an easy decision to make. We know this isn’t the first time we’ve changed our launch date in pursuit of quality, and that it can be disappointing to wait a bit longer. But we want to be sure we deliver you the highest quality game possible at launch. Thank you for your support and feedback. We’re listening. We’ll see you in Aeternum.”
Despite a rocky start which saw the game’s closed beta reportedly damage certain graphics cards, it seems Amazon Game Studios fixed this issue and the New World beta became one of the most watched games on Twitch. While the original statement claimed that players racked up more than 16 million total hours, the official Twitter account later corrected itself, and said that total was more than 25 million hours by the beta’s end.
Amazon’s New World will now launch on PC on September 28, 2021.
A message from the New World team. pic.twitter.com/oAZdK7dxTn
— New World (@playnewworld) August 4, 2021